The Story of the Yawgoog Trails
Appendix E: Maps of the Greater Yawgoog Area
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The Reservation Map (PDF, 1.4 megabytes) from Yawgoog.org covers Camp Yawgoog's Orange, White, Green, Red and Yellow trails. Also see Trail and Map Discrepancies.
An updated color map (PDF, 21 megabytes) has been made by Keith Boone of Troop 339, Severna Park, Maryland.
The free, color JPG maps below were produced with National Geographic TOPO! software. Trails displayed on the topographic maps are from the author's GPS data, processed with TopoFusion Pro software. Each map fits on an 8.5 by 11-inch (21.6 by 27.9-centimeter) sheet of paper.
- Green Fall Pond Area (JPG, landscape orientation, revised May 3, 2013)
Includes Green Fall Pond, Yawgoog's Blue Trail, the Galkin Trail, Studio Farm and parts of the Narragansett, Tippecansett, Nehantic and Pachaug trails. Portions of The Beachgoer, Connecticut Countryside and Mount Misery hikes are covered by this map.
Other landmarks include: Pachaug State Forest, Grassy Pond, Hidden Lake, Palmer Pond, Green Fall River, Peg Mill Brook, Burnt Swamp, Hill 431, Camp Yawgoog Road, Sand Hill Road, Green Fall Road, Denison Hill Road, Palmer-Newton Cemetery and the Palmer-Burdick-Appley Cemetery.
- Long and Ell Ponds Area (JPG, landscape orientation, revised May 3, 2013)
Covers Long and Ell ponds, the Seven Pond Path hike and the easternmost stretch of the Narragansett Trail in Rockville, Hopkinton, Rhode Island.
Other landmarks include: Pachaug State Forest, Rockville Wildlife Management Area, Centerville, Yawgoog Pond, Wincheck Pond, Blue Pond, Hidden Lake, Moscow Brook, Bellyache Hill, Camp Yawgoog Road, Canonchet Road, Denison Hill Road, Green Fall Road, North Road, Stubtown Road, Burdick Cemetery, Rockville Cemetery, Palmer-Newton Cemetery, and the Francis Tanner Cemetery.
- Beach Pond Area (JPG, portrait orientation, revised May 3, 2013)
Features parts of the Pachaug and Tippecansett trails and part of The Beachgoer hike in Exeter, Rhode Island, and Voluntown, Connecticut.
Other landmarks include: Pachaug State Forest, Arcadia Wildlife Management Area, Hemlock Ledges Overlook, Wildcat Spring, Dye Hill, Bliven Brook, Silver Swamp, Burnt Swamp, Ten Rod Road, Noah's Ark Road, Old Voluntown Road, Douglass Cemetery, Palmer-Burdick-Appley Cemetery, Potter Cemetery, and the Congdon Hoxsie Cemetery.
- Stepstone Falls Area (JPG, landscape orientation, revised April 23, 2013)
Covers the northernmost stretch of the Tippecansett Trail in West Greenwich and Exeter, Rhode Island.
Other landmarks include: Pachaug State Forest, Arcadia Wildlife Management Area, Canonicus Trail, Tippecansett Pond, Wood River, Kelley Brook, Penney Hill, Upper Deep Hole, Wildcat Spring, Molasses Corner, Hazard Road (Molasses Hill Road), Escoheag Hill Road, Falls River Road, Bitgood Road, Tippecansett Road, Old Voluntown Road, Hazard Cemetery, Isreal Gates Cemetery, John Tennant Cemetery, Captain John Tillinghast Cemetery, Amasa Pratt Cemetery, Casey-Rathbun Cemetery, Thomas Wilcox Cemetery, Deacon Nathan Wilcox Cemetery, Oliver Wilcox Cemetery, Benjamin Tanner Cemetery, Stillman Tanner Cemetery, and the Phillips Cemetery.
- Mount Misery Area (JPG, portrait orientation, revised April 21, 2013)
Includes the Mount Misery area and part of the Nehantic Trail in the Pachaug State Forest in Voluntown, Connecticut.
Other landmarks include: Fish Road, Firetower Road, Headquarters Road, Trail Road, Shetucket Turnpike, Pachaug River, Beachdale Pond, Sawmill Pond, Doaneville Pond, and Hodge Pond.
- Lantern Hill Area (JPG, landscape orientation, revised May 3, 2013)
Covers the westernmost stretch of the Narragansett Trail in Mashantucket and North Stonington, Connecticut. Part of the Connecticut Countryside hike is included in this map.
Other landmarks include: Pequot Reservation, Pachaug State Forest, Gladys Foster Preserve, Cossaduck Hill, Swantown Hill, Stewart Hill, Wintechog Hill Road, Wyassup Lake Road, Wyassup Road, Lantern Hill Pond, Silex Pond, Hewitt Pond, Gallup Pond, Shunock River, Lantern Hill Brook, Yawbucs Brook, Phelps Brook, Edgcomb Cemetery, Williams Cemetery, Ayer Cemetery, Great Plain Cemetery, and the Hewitt Cemetery.
- Wyassup Lake Area (JPG, landscape orientation, revised May 3, 2013)
Features part of the Narragansett Trail and part of the Connecticut Countryside hike in North Stonington and Voluntown, Connecticut. Includes Studio Farm.
Other landmarks include: Pachaug State Forest, Wyassup Road, Wyassup Lake Road, Sand Hill Road, Green Fall Road, Legendwood Road, Chapman Hill, Pendleton Hill, Chapman Hill, High Ledge, Bullet Ledge, Bear Cave (Bear Den Cave), Billings Lake, Green Fall River, Peterson Swamp, Myron Kinney Brook, Hetchel Swamp Brook, Dark Hollow Brook, York Cemetery, Thompson Cemetery, Park Cemetery, Palmer Cemetery, and the Babcock Cemetery.
Other map resources:
- Microsoft Research Maps
Free topographic maps and aerial photographs of any location in the USA, in various scales and sizes.
- Libre Map Project
Offers topographic map quadrangles as TIFF files for all 50 states, including Connecticut and Rhode Island. Yawgoog is in the Voluntown quadrangle.
- Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (CTDEEP)
Maps of the Pachaug State Forest and other areas.
- Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM)
Offers interactive online mapping for the entire state as well as copies of paper maps of Wildlife Management Areas (look under Arcadia and Rockville).
- Historic USGS Maps of New England & New York
Scanned topographic maps available online from the Government Documents Department of the University of New Hampshire Library.
- Historical Topographical Maps
More maps of New England and other states, courtesy of Maptech, Inc.
- Library of Congress Map Collections
- Rhode Island USGenWeb Project Maps
Historical maps provided by Ancestry.com.
- University of Connecticut Libraries - Map and Geographic Information Center (MAGIC)
More historical maps.
- David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
A personal collection of over 20,000 maps, graciously made available for free viewing on the Internet.
- Connecticut Walk Book East
Published by the Connecticut Forest and Park Association, this book contains numerous trail descriptions and maps. It can be purchased from the CFPA. Library search.
- Massachusetts and Rhode Island Trail Guide, seventh edition
Published by the Appalachian Mountain Club, this book offers maps and short trail descriptions for Rhode Island. Although out of print, this edition can be found in eBay and BookFinder.com. The subsequent edition is titled Massachusetts Trail Guide. Library search.
- Maps by Great Swamp Press
Durable, water-resistant maps of the parks in southwestern Rhode Island and the Pachaug State Forest are available at the reservation trading post, in local outdoor supply stores, like Ure Outfitters in Hope Valley or from Great Swamp Press.
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